CEEEP has developed a diverse and growing portfolio of applied research projects, including:
Evaluation of the Clean Energy Program
CEEEP is conducting various evaluations of current Clean Energy programs. The assessment includes cost-benefit, sensitivity, and trade-off analyses of programs including targeted reviews of certain technologies. These evaluation and research activities are aimed at providing a yearly feedback loop to policymakers and program administrators. Recent evaluation activities have included:
- Cost-benefit analyses for the New Jersey Clean Energy Program Energy Efficiency Programs from the past year and on proposed programs.
- Rate impact analysis of proposed New Jersey Clean Energy program funding levels.
- Reviewing the New Jersey EDC Solar Long-term Contracting Programs to determine the net financial exposure of ratepayers.
- Rate impact and econometric analysis of newly enacted solar legislation in New Jersey.
New Jersey Energy Data Center
CEEEP recently completed a relaunch of the New Jersey Energy Data Center (NJEDC). The NJEDC is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and is a data collection and processing tool for New Jersey policy makers, businesses, educators, and citizens. The website includes links to electricity, natural gas, petroleum, energy efficiency and renewable energy data for the State, as well as many other energy-related links. The purpose of the site is to help promote public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
New Jersey Energy Master Plan
CEEEP is currently working with the New Jersey Board of Public utilities to identify the various goals of the 2011 New Jersey Energy Master Plan and to track the State’s progress towards meeting these goals. In the coming months, CEEEP will add these Energy Master Plan tracking indicators to the New Jersey Energy Data Center website to keep stakeholders apprised of the State’s progress.
Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Credits Program (AEPS)
CEEEP has been working with the administrator for Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Credit Program to reach out to owners of emitting facilities in the State to update its records.
CEEEP is also involved in the evaluation and credit determination of new renewable/ energy efficiency applications for the AEPS.
PSE&G Impact Evaluation
CEEEP is assisting PSE&G with several tasks relating to the assessment of the effectiveness of current methods for determining savings impacts produced from the activities of PSE&G’s energy efficiency acquisition programs. In support of this project, CEEEP has reviewed proposals from vendors for the Impact Evaluation of the Carbon Abatement and EEE Stimulus Energy Efficiency Programs and served on the selection committee to choose the most qualified bidder. Going forward, CEEEP will review interim and final work products from the selected vendor.